2017 ACM Awards – Deadline Extended

All currently enrolled UHM students who have created work in ACM classes are eligible and encouraged to enter their films in the 2017 ACM Awards. All accepted films will be screened at the ACM Screening Showcase on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017. The ACM Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, April 19th!

SMART Exchange Shanghai – Deadline Extended

Enter now to be one of 6 ACM students selected to travel to Shanghai this June to screen your film at Shanghai International Film Festival and produce co-productions with Shanghai University film students. THE ENTRY DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, APRIL 20 AT 5PM!

ACM Professor’s Short Film World Premiere

World Premiere of 'Let The Mountain Speak' Tuesday, April 18th 5:30-6:30pm at The Hub Come see the world premiere of ACM Professor Vilsoni Hereniko's newest short film 'Let The Mountain Speak', a tribute to Mauna Kea. The premiere takes place next Tuesday, April 18th...

ACM Screenwriting Competition – Call for Entries

Win up to $1,000 To Produce Your Film! The ACM continues our exciting screenwriting competition for our students. We will award one or two scholarship/grants to a student to produce their winning screenplay. Submission deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017.

ACM Pitch Day – Spring 2017

ACM Pitch Day - Spring 2017 For Fall 2017 ACM 399/499 Projects Friday, May 5, 10am-12pm ACM MEDIA CENTER (new event location!!) What is Pitch Day? Pitch Day is the opportunity for ACM students who would like to produce and direct an independent group or individual...

SMART co-Lab Beijing – Call for Entries

ACM is offering a new SMART co-Lab this year through the Looking China Youth Film Project offered by Beijing Normal University. Program dates are July 4-21, and the program will be held in Beijing, China.

SMART co-Lab Bologna – Call for Entries

ACM is offering a new SMART co-Lab this year though the International Film Academy (IFA) in Bologna, Italy. The program, which takes place from June 24 – July 15, brings together advanced undergraduate and graduate students from top film programs around the world to study with master filmmakers, immerse themselves in new technologies, and participate in a top European film festival.

SAG-AFTRA Workshop

Executive Director of SAG-AFTRA Visiting ACM 330 Class Brenda Ching from SAG-AFTRA will be visiting Professor Lisette Flanary's ACM 330: Independent Producing class this Thursday, March 16th to talk to students about working with SAG actors on their student films....

Documentary Filmmaking Maestraclass

During this Maestraclass, Kim A. Snyder will present how the camera/film can be used to bear witness to highly sensitive topics. Through an examination of the collective trauma depicted in the award-winning documentary NEWTOWN, this interactive conversation will explore ethical issues inherent in the process, how film can provide a path toward healing communities, and ultimately transform grief into social impact.

Crew Call for Paid Gig

Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning queen of Hawaii left her crown lands to the children of Hawaii that were orphan, half-orphan, or destitute. The Trust is responsible for utilizing her assets to provide social services for her beneficiaries. Liliuokalani Trust is sponsoring an Alvin Ailey 2 week dance camp for our middle school aged beneficiaries. They have a final ho’ike at Hawaii Theatre on Mar. 31, where they need two camera operators with their own cameras. They also need an editor to assist in the completion of a short documentary film of the camp.

‘Hele Kalei’ Crew Call

The ‘Hele Kalei’ 399 production team is looking for crew for their upcoming shoot, which will take place during Spring Break (March 27 – April 2). They want dedicated students with a positive attitude, and no experience is necessary!

Voice Actor Needed

Looking for a female voice actor to voice main character of Anna for a student animation film that tells the tale of a girl who ends up wandering around, lost in the woods. When a sprout creature decides to help Anna, she arrives to an unexpected being that will help her find the way home.

Videographers Needed for Dance Studio

Arthur Murray Dance Studio is holding a student/teacher dance routine showcase on Saturday, February 25 from 6pm to 9:30pm at their brand new studio located at 770 Kapiolani. They are offering two free Private Dance lessons of the dance style of your choice (valued at $150.00 each) to any ACM students who would be willing to videotape the performances and do some light editing of the footage.

‘Ohina 2017 Call for Entries

The 2017 ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase will be held on September 1, 2017 at the Historic Hawai’i Theatre. The showcase has opened it’s call for entries, and there is no entry fee for student films.

TV Industry Internships

Every summer, the Television Academy Foundation offers 50 television industry internships in over 30 disciplines. These eight-week, paid positions at major media companies provide professional experience, career development and networking opportunities to talented students nationwide. They are currently accepting applications.

‘Hele Kalei’ Casting Call

‘Hele Kalei’ is a quirky coming-of-age film that follows Kalei, a self-conscious woman who struggles to hide a secret passion for taiko drumming from her oppressive mother. When the opportunity to perform in Tokyo arises, Kalei must choose between continuing to lie to those around her and dancing to the beat of her own drum.

Coproduction Deal for ACM Professor

Award-winning ACM Professor Vilsoni Hereniko was recently featured in an article on the website of the State of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) about his upcoming feature film “Until The Dolphin Flies”

ACM Mānoa Joins CILECT

ACM Mānoa was recently inducted into the prestigious International Association of Film and Television Schools (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision – CILECT), joining the ranks of elite film schools including USC, AFI, NYU, UCLA, CalArts, and many of the top film school programs around the world.

ACM @ HIFF 2016

ACM Mānoa students, along with visiting students from Shanghai University participating in the SMART Exchange, showcased their films at the Hawai’i International Film Festival this past week.

PBS Hiring Students

The part-time Student Production Technician is an entry position within PBS Hawaii Creative Services. Training includes operating video cameras, video switcher, audio equipment, character generator, still store, teleprompter, floor directing, and assembling/lighting sets. Occasional field shoots required.

ACM @ ‘Ohina 2016

ACM Mānoa had a strong showing at the 2016 ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase, an annual film festival that showcases local films and talent. This year’s selected films include three ACM student films, one ACM faculty-student-alumni interdepartmental collaboration, and one ACM alumni film.

May 2016 Newsletter

ACM Awards Event highlights, five of six Sundance Institute Native Short Script Lab participants are ACM students or alumni, new ACM summer course, ACM internships, and local film festivals call for submissions.

April 2016 Newsletter

ACM alumni working on Hawaii 5-0 set, ACM Call for Entries for SMART Exchange, ACM Screenwriting Competition, ACM Showcase and Awards, 399 Pitch Day, and Student Scholarships, and applications still open for internship opportunities with Hawaii Media Inc., PBS Hawaii, Kinetic Productions, TalkStory Productions, etc.

May 2015 Newsletter

2015 ACM Award Winners, fond farewells to Valerie Mih and Gregg Ambrosius, ACM courses this summer, great opportunities!

April 2015 Newsletter

SMART Exchange call for entries open, Hawaii 5-0 internships, ACM Pitch Day for Fall 399 projects, ACM Master class with Justin Chon.